There are few times in life when we are able to say that cost, doesn't matter, and generally speaking, a funeral is not one of them. So to help our families through what can often be a very emotional time, we have a completely transparent pricing structure and will guide you through all the options to find those which are suitable for you, and fit within your budget.
As funerals aren't something (thankfully) that people have to consider often, we frequently hear the comment, when families come to talk to us: "I never realised how much there was to do." We understand this. So we are dedicated to making sure that our families don't feel overwhelmed by this weight of choices, or feel pressured into adding choices which aren't necessary.
There are many options which people can undertake themselves, and with over 30 years of local knowledge, a team who have full New Zealand qualifications and a wealth of knowledge, we are able to guide you to the ones which are necessary, and right for you.
Talk to us today about designing the perfect funeral for your needs. We are as always, here to help with as little, or as much as you need.
Pre-planning and Death Denial
We New Zealanders have a very strong death denial culture, so we generally don't like talking about death.
if the subject comes up, it's often glossed over with a "she'll be right" attitude or "oh there's plenty of time to think about all that..."
You may have tried raising the idea of pre-planning your funeral to your loved one's and been faced with similar attitudes.
The reality is pre-planning your funeral, or at least putting some thought into it, isn't being 'morbid' it's being practical.
When the people we love die, it can be very stressful and we don't always think straight when we're stressed.
By pre-planning, you will buy your family future peace of mind. And also take the stress and worry of making sure you get what you want, and that, will give you peace of mind too.
So give us a call, and we'll make a time to have a chat
and go through all the questions with you.
Phone 09 425 7707
A pre-paid funeral is a means of paying, or part paying funeral expenses in advance of being needed.
Pre-paid Funerals are taken out for a variety of reasons such as peace of mind, or as a legal way of reducing assets for Asset Testing purposes - to qualify for the Residential Care Subsidy, for example.
At Jason Morrison Funeral Services we offer the FDANZ Funeral Trust. This plan is owned by the Funeral Directors' Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) where client monies are held in trust until the time of death. As such, your money is safe, and can be accessed at the time of need. The plan does accrue a nominal amount of interest, and should there be a surplus of funds in the account following the funeral, as is often the case, the balance will be paid into the estate.